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springlap
Posts: 11
Joined: Oct 2000

Hi! My name is Laura. I lost my father to cancer 11 years ago, and ever since then I've felt a need to reach out to cancer patients. Last year I started Chemo Angels, and I would like to tell you a bit about it.
We are a volunteer group dedicated to adding a
ray of sunshine to the lives of those undergoing treatment for cancer. We believe that men, women and children who are going
through the physical, emotional and mental rigors of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy deserve some pampering and special treatment!

There are three ways to participate in Chemo Angels.

* As a diagnosed cancer patient who is about to begin, or has begun
treatment. We will send you a questionaire to fill
out, which will give us an idea as to what sort of
surprises would brighten your day and lighten your
heart. You will be "adopted" by a Chemo Angel who,
through small gifts, cards, encouraging notes, etc... will be your angel for the duration of your course of treatment.

* As a Chemo Angel. We are always looking for
volunteers to undertake this intensely satisfying and rewarding commitment. Whether you volunteer once, or sign on for life, you are welcome and needed! This is a commitment of time and money, however, and we ask that you only sign up if you are able to follow through. Each chemo angel is responsible for buying and mailing the cards and small gifts for his/her patient.

* As a Messenger Angel. Help us spread the word! If you know anyone who would benefit from our service, please tell them about us or send us their email address and we will send them an invitation! Our website, www.chemoangels.com, is currently under construction; for now we can be contacted by email at
ChemoAngels@yahoo.com

Money is never solicited from either Chemo Angels or cancer patients, nor are financial gifts accepted from either. This is strictly a labor of love.

Please feel free to contact me with any
questions you may have.

Sincerely,

Laura Armstrong
Founder, Chemo Angels

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gottod
Posts: 40
Joined: Jan 2001

that is such a wonderful project, good for you, I have always needed extra support during chemo days and have asked friends and family to send a letter just saying I'm remembering, at times it must get old for them, chemo since earlly aug,00 but a little card realy realy brightens my day, dgotto

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Pixie Dust
Posts: 289
Joined: Jan 2014

I did not have nothing to do so I just went to the last page on here and found this Post. Written in 2000. What a beautiful Post to have read.

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bonbondidit
Posts: 34
Joined: Jul 2014

Hi,

 

My name is Bonnie and I have just been dx on July 3rd 2014 with invasive breast cancer and high grade DCIS.  I have had no treatment yet but have done tests only at this point. I do know I am estrogen 69%, progesterone 46% and HER -2 negative.  I am going for my MRI on Monday. I am choosing a double mastectomy  but am not sure on chemo just yet. They do not know if it has spread at this time.  The idea of a chemo angel sounds very comforting. I think it's brilliant!  I think it willwarm the hearts of caregivers as well to see the joy or their loved ones cracking a smile through hard times. A win win situation.

 

Hugs to you,

Bonnie

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GlowMore
Posts: 374
Joined: Feb 2008

DCIS is non invasive..........but you said invasive so I'm a little confused....which is nothing new....I stayed confused for years....and still I don't know all the meanings of all the initials and so that is why I do look them up.   The diagnosis is terrifying.......but don't act too quickly if you can get a second opinion.   xxoo glo

Sapman99
Posts: 2
Joined: Jul 2014

I am fortunate enough to have found this program and have 2 wonderful chemo angels. It is really helpful to get their thoughtful gifts and notes - they send gorgeous cards! Great idea, great people, great organization! 

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GlowMore
Posts: 374
Joined: Feb 2008

I knnow for a fact that the American Cancer Society also provides volunteers who will call you and be there for you.   I personally did not want to be bothered by too many strangers during my ordeal....but that was just me.   I focused all my attention toward Survival...and I held on to Jesus Christ during the darkest hours.       Whatever works for each of us is what we have to do.  :)

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